News

Explanation of the Rates Increase

Most of South Wairarapa District’s ratepayers have experienced high rates increases for this year, 2021/22. The increase is more than we had advised in the Long Term Plan (LTP) Consultation…

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Road Closures and Cautions Update

08:30 22 June 2021 Foul weather has affected many roads in the Wairarapa – please drive with caution or delay your trip if possible. This may not be a complete…

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Notice: Water race restrictions

21 January 2022 Following the recent warm and dry weather and a significant drop in river levels, restrictions have been placed on the water takes from the Waiohine River. As…

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Notice: Ban on sprinklers as water levels drop

Following the recent warm and dry weather, a significant increase in water use, and dropping river levels, a ban on the use of sprinklers and irrigation systems is being put…

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News: Locations of interest

14 January 2022 There are now 15 locations of interest for Covid-19 in the Wairarapa and five in Upper Hutt. Please check the Ministry of Health website for more details…

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News: Covid cases in Featherston

13 January 2022 The mayor of South Wairarapa, Alex Beijen, says today’s news that Featherston has four Covid-19 cases is not unexpected and urges people to continue to go about…

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News: Hinekura Road open

24 December 2021 After several days of intense work by contractors, Hinekura Road is now accessible to all vehicles, just in time for Christmas. Drivers are asked to exercise caution…

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Notice: Te Awaiti and North Tora warnings up

24 December 2021 Signs are now up at the Te Awaiti and North Tora coastal campsites to make campers more aware of the risk of camping there. South Wairarapa District…

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News: Hinekura Road update

22 December 2021 Hinekura Road, a road which serves a number of farming households east of Martinborough, slipped again on December 18 due to heavy rains. The Council has only…

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News: Successful collaboration keeps Tora campsites open to campers

21 December 2021 South Wairarapa District Council in collaboration with the Martinborough Community Board has successfully developed a solution to keep the Te Awaiti and North Tora campsites open for…

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Notice: Council and Christmas hours

The South Wairarapa District Council will close at midday, 24 December and reopen again at 9am, 5 January 2021. Library lovers, please note that the Greytown, Martinborough and Featherston branches…

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News: New Code of Conduct for Council

17 December 2021 The South Wairarapa District Council has adopted a new Code of Conduct which provides guidance on how Councillors should behave while in office. It is based on…

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